Health Care and the Impact of the Supreme Court Decision
Can you legislate a healthier Oregon?
Though the Supreme Court upheld most of President Obama's signature legislation - the Affordable Care Act - many questions still loom. Join a panel of experts as they predict how the health law will impact health systems, employers and consumers, and what it will mean for Oregon's health care reform efforts as elements of the law go into effect in the next 18 months.
Melanie Curtice is the managing partner of the Stoel Rives LLP Seattle office, and a member of the Employee Benefits section in the firm's Benefits, Tax and Wealth Management group. Melanie concentrates her practice primarily on health and welfare benefits. In December 2011, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire appointed Melanie to the first governing board of the Washington Health Benefits Exchange.
Laura Etherton is the health care and public health policy analyst for U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG), which is the federation of State PIRGs. In her role, she supports the work of State PIRG directors and advocates across the country in their work to establish state level pro-consumer policies to cut costs, improve care, and improve health. She also leads the organization’s work on health care and public health at the federal level.
Dr. Kilo is the Chief Medical Officer, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) where his responsibilities include performance improvement, clinical risk management, infection prevention and control, regulatory and medical affairs, and clinical informatics. He was previously a vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) where he ran the Idealized Design of Clinical Office Practices initiative which sparked a national focus on medical practice improvement and redesign.